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Promote the Color Black from Accent to Neutral Starting with Black Tin Ceiling Tile

May 25, 2021

The color black is everywhere in design, although generally as an accent rather than a key player. What about flipping that long-time design standard on its head? What about using the color black as a neutral that you can use liberally in your design? We’re here to tell you it can be done. Here are a handful of ways you can do it. Gloss vs. Matte The finish on black tin ceiling tile or paint, or any other black element in your design can have a huge impact on how the bold color interacts in the room....

New Historic Tin Ceiling Tile Pattern from American Tin Ceilings

March 15, 2021

We are excited to announce the launch of our newest addition to the tin ceiling collection, Pattern #42. This pattern is a replica of an original tin ceiling tile discovered in a historic building in Cincinnati, Ohio. Recreating a Classic Pattern The architect on the project sent a 2’x4’ piece to us and we selected the parts in the best condition to recreate the tin ceiling tiles pattern. The American Tin Ceilings team carefully cleaned layers of paint from the original tile then repaired a century’s worth of scratches and dents to reveal the classic pattern....

Historic Tin Ceiling Tiles Revitalize Old Mississippi School

February 15, 2021

Historic Tin Ceiling Tiles Ensure This Old Schoolhouse Turned Multi-Family Dwelling Stays on the Historic Registry. The historic preservation of a well-loved Mississippi schoolhouse into multi-family retirement housing was no small task. Keeping the building on the historic registry and making it a livable space required the cooperation of a team of experts. A design that drew on the original finishes (like historic tin ceiling tiles) was absolutely necessary. The end result?...

Featured Project: Alma Homes

October 24, 2018

Creating homes based on clients’ personalities with tin panels Kirsten, Principal Designer and Founder of Alma Homes, is a custom home builder and remodeling expert located in Minnesota. She helps clients envision and execute on their dream home. We sat down with the designer extraordinaire and picked her brain on her processes and design style. Alma Homes’ design process is an all encompassing process. This means that they sit down with their clients through every step of the process - from initial design plan to selecting products and furniture....

Commercial Ceiling Design – Big Brands Love Tin Ceiling Tiles

August 11, 2014

For worldwide brands and international chains, interior design is about creating an aesthetic that is universally recognizable to convey a specific experience, yet distinct enough at each property that each location has a unique identity. For a lot of large retailers, that means incorporating tin ceiling tiles into their brand. From outdoor recreation to family entertainment, check out how these impressive commercial spaces are using tin ceiling tiles to make a statement....

How to Remove Popcorn Ceilings

July 28, 2014

Popcorn ceilings were a trend in home design from the 1950s-80s, but like most things from that era, the trend has long since died. If you’re stuck looking up at the aftermath, don’t fret. Popcorn ceilings can be removed, albeit you have a little patience and a few hours to kill. Removal Process Also called cottage cheese ceilings for their bumpy texture, the treatment is actually just spray-on paint. Although the process is messy, spraying with water to soften, and scraping with a large trowel or putty knife can easily remove popcorn ceilings....

The Tin Market Expands into Europe, Are You Ready?

April 17, 2014

Tin has been a popular product for home design in the United States for nearly 100 years. Recently, that interest has expanded to Europe, as well. Primarily leading the charge is Arjan Estie, founder of New York Ceiling Co. Arjan has been working to increase tin’s visibility in Europe, and we at American Tin Ceilings Co. caught up with him to get the skinny on all the reasons why it’s the “it” product right now....

How to Remove a Tile Backsplash (to Replace with Something Better)

April 14, 2014

Ever make a design decision that you regretted later? You don’t have to live with remodel regret! Thankfully, ceilings and backsplashes are easy enough to remove to replace with something better. Our tin tiles are beautiful, start at under $2 a square foot and can be installed on any surface. With all our color and pattern options and plenty of sample pack variety, take your time choosing a look you love for your new tin backsplash or ceiling....

Debunking the Myths: Why Tin Ceiling Installations Really Are That Easy

April 10, 2014

Any time the term “installation” is mentioned thoughts of complications, large sums of money, and stress inevitably follow. However, gone are the days of messy, stressful home renovation projects. Tin ceilings can bring welcoming warm, fuzzy feelings about a beautiful new living space as long as you follow our easy how-tos. Stick with us and let us share just how easy tin ceiling installations really can be. Tin ceiling installations are simple, fun, and extremely affordable....

Transform Your Home With These Tin Tile Design Ideas

April 3, 2014

Creating a warm and inviting space for your home can seem like a daunting and time consuming task — one that many would shy away from. But unique design doesn’t have to involve huge and costly renovation projects .Sometimes, the littlest changes can make the biggest impact. Tin tiles can be used in a variety of ways to create a sophisticated and timeless element to your home. Without breaking the bank or tearing down walls, we’ve identified three simple DIY projects to get you started on your spring home remodel....

It’s a Tin Ceiling Photo Contest!

April 2, 2014

April is Customer Appreciation Month and we want to celebrate by showcasing your awesome work. With over 75,000 customers to date (thank you!), we know you all have some amazing installations with our tin tiles. With each new photo that comes across our in-boxes, social media channels or otherwise, we are humbled by the creativity of our DIY, home improvement aficionados. We know there are so many more out there - and we want to see them all!...

How to Spec a Home Project: An Interview with Our Lead Engineer

March 20, 2014

If you’re embarking on a home remodel, the first step is to construct a blue print of your plans, which involves spec’ing out specific products and materials you’re interested in using. We caught up with Ken, one of the lead engineers for American Tin Ceiling Company, to answer all your burning questions and provide tips for any type of home improvement project. What is spec’ing? Specifying, or spec’ing for short, is the process of providing specifications for a product to fit into a blueprint of a construction project....

Ceiling Tiles – Do You Know the Different Types?

March 12, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, ceilings don’t just come in one shape and size, popcorn or otherwise. Effective building design requires balancing multiple objectives: aesthetics, acoustics, environmental factors, and integration with the building’s infrastructure—not to mention cost of construction as well as long-term operation costs. So how do you know which type of ceiling tiles are right for you? Suspended / Dropped Ceiling Tiles With a somewhat interchangeable name, dropped, grid or suspended ceiling tiles are popular because they provide an attractive, finished look that hides wires, pipes, and other unsightly fixtures....

The Best Retail Spaces with Tin Ceiling Tiles

February 17, 2014

The goal of retail design is to draw people in, create an enjoyable shopping experience, and convert visitors into buyers. From restaurants to shops, metallic accents add visual interest and create a dynamic customer experience. Tin ceiling tiles are a beautiful addition to any retail space as some of these standout retailers know, just take a look at the innovative ways they’re using our products to create a uniquely memorable shopping or dining environment....

Jaw Dropping Beautiful Interiors With Tin

January 30, 2014

As a way to cut costs but maintain elegant homes, Victorian middle class families introduced tin ceilings as an alternative to ornate and expensive plaster ceilings. Over 100 years later, tin ceilings are enjoying a revival in a big way. Tin tiles aren’t just for ceilings, though. In need of inspiration for your home? Check out these photos. Dreamy Kitchens Give your kitchen a makeover with a tin backsplash or accent....